29

Last week I turned 29! It’s an odd mix of being aware I’m still super early on in life and also a growing sense of ‘don’t leave things late’.

This year my birthday fell on a Tuesday, so I had day at work with my new team and they were lovely. They club in and gave me an awesome Vitamin E set from The Body Shop, which I have been using daily since. We also went for a team lunch at The Prince George, which was YUM as always!

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Jack’s birthday is the same week, so on Friday night we took ourselves to 64 Degrees for a birthday dinner. It didn’t quite meet my expectations of a restaurant ranked #10 of 815 restaurants in Brighton. I was pretty disappointed not to be sat at the bar, where you watch the chefs work, but was told they set people there who request it on their booking! Had I known that I probably would’ve mentioned it when I booked back in July… Tip for you all there. I also suffered from assuming I would be next to a kitchen and was in fact next to an open door, on one of the first chilly evenings of September.

Food wise, I would go again, but I would probably go on a week night, to avoid birthday parties and hen dos.

On Saturday, we had some drinks with our friends at the Northern lights and then went dancing at Casablanca, where the band was awesome (Black Velvet) and we danced til 2:30am, I think… I wouldn’t have described myself as coherent at that stage.

I’ll probably avoid drinking that much for a little while. 6am on Sunday I thought I was dying.

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28th Birthday

Whoop whooop! I’m getting old. 28 people. 28.

Being the self serving person I am, I usually make a massive deal out of my birthday and get all my favourite people together but… I’m tired. We’ve had a big year this year and I saw lots of lovely people in the lead up the wedding and it feels a bit much to do a big celebration this year.

Instead J and I went for dinner at Hotel du Vin – just the two of us, to celebrate my birthday on the 13th and Jack’s which is actually today. I think it might be the lowest key birthday celebration in my living memory. Short note about the meal – Jack’s Moules Frites Marini√®re was apparently delicious and there was loads. My grilled Globe Artichoke with Buffalo mozzarella and preserved lemon wasn’t very good. But we made up for it by going to Kooks for a cocktail and dessert. Yum.IMG_1953

On the 13th, we woke up pretty early and headed out for a walk along the Undercliff walkway out to beyond Rottingdean and back.

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Then unashamedly pigged out in Zizzi’s who had sent me a *have a free birthday main* email voucher. Yes please, I like free pizza.

Tonight, if our car is in functioning order following it’s MOT, I’ll hopefully pick Jack up from work and either take him out for dinner or hunt down an appropriately exciting supper to have at home.

On Sunday some in laws are coming over for Sunday lunch and then later this month I am seeing some lovely ladies for a little lunching which I am looking forward to.

What do you like to do for your birthday?